Head of Lighting

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

With offices all over the globe, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries.

We are constantly looking for the best talents in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of VFX, along with the Department Manager the Head of Lighting is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of his/her department.


Managing the team:

  • Manage the recruitment, training and integration of new artists
    into the existing team in accordance with the global needs of the
    • Assign appropriate teams to the various projects, balancing the financial, technical and creative considerations of the task
  • Nurture creative vision and technical ability, while ensuring balanced personal and professional development

  • Assess performance of the team through appraisals (formal as well
    as informal), and manage salaries and promotions within the wider
    considerations of the company

Strategy and technical development:

  • Have a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the department
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and tools
  • Ensure the department remains relevant in an ever changing global industry
  • Propose and oversee the development of new tools, workflows or
    techniques as required for successful and efficient delivery of shows

Show planning and delivery:

  • Work with the lead artists, supervisors and show production to bid
    or plan shots, and ensure the project methodologies, quality and
    schedule expectations are consistent and achievable

  • Create good communication channels with other departments, show
    production and senior management to ensure complex information is
    disseminated appropriately

  • Ensure that work is delivered to MPC's global standards, on time and on budget

  • Complete shot work when needed, and lead by example

  • Assist other artists, departments and supervisors solve issues as they arise during production, delegating work where necessary

Skills and Experience

Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • Varies by discipline


  • 6-9 years of proven leadership and management experience in a leading VFX company or associated industry


  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills

  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and conflict with composure

  • Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization

  • Strong creative ability and flair

  • Strong sense of aesthetic

  • Excellent team building skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions

Additional Information

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects.